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Australia

Australia has a strong record of advancing and protecting political rights and civil liberties. Challenges to these freedoms include the threat of foreign political influence, harsh policies toward asylum seekers, and ongoing difficulties ensuring the equal rights of indigenous Australians.

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Freedom in the World — Australia Country Report

Australia is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

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Freedom on the Net — Australia Country Report

Australia is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe. 

News & Perspectives on Australia